Silver Donald Cameron

Welcome to Silver Donald Cameron’s blog! Dr Cameron is the author of 19 books and of many plays, films, magazine articles, radio and TV scripts. He is currently the host and executive producer of and of its feature documentary, Green Rights: The Human Right to a Healthy World. In 2019, he was appointed the first Farley Mowat Chair in Environment at Cape Breton University, where he earlier served as professor, dean and writer-in-residence. He currently teaches an on-campus/online course called Green Rights.

A Green Interview Webcast Series on Ripple FX

RIPPLE FX is a spunky little start-up based in Little Anse, a tiny village on Isle Madame, where I live. I’ve been on a couple of their webcasts, and it’s been a lot of fun.  So I jumped at the chance to do a six-week spin-off series,The Green Interview Webcast.  We start next Monday, November 18th. Here’s the description:

RIPPLE FX is proud to host a six-week series of discussions with author, broadcaster and filmmaker Silver Donald Cameron, a long-time resident of Isle Madame. Silver Donald is currently Farley Mowat Chair in Environment at Cape Breton University. A second edition of Silver Donald’s classic book The Education of Everett Richardson has just been published. His twentieth book, Blood in the Water, a true-crime story from Isle Madame, will be published by Penguin next August.

For the past ten years, Silver Donald has been the host of, a subscription web site where he conducts long, in-depth interviews with green leaders from all over the world. The Green Interviews are also available in thousands of schools, universities and public libraries worldwide.

Portrait of Catherine O'Brien

Catherine O’Brien

A Green Interview is normally about an hour long — but The Green Interview also publishes a short, free excerpt – a “teaser” – from each interview on its own web site, and also on YouTube. Each Green Interview webcast will begin with a teaser, followed by a discussion between Silver Donald and Dr. Catherine O’Brien, professor of education at CBU. Dr. O’Brien originated the concept of “sustainable happiness,” and is a Green Interviewee herself.

Here is the schedule:

Steven GuilbeaultNov 18th: Steven Guilbeault, Quebec’s pre-eminent environmentalist, now a newly elected Liberal MP who is likely to be included in Justin Trudeau’s 2019 Cabinet.


Portrait of Jane GoodallNov 25th: Jane Goodall, whose amazing work with chimpanzees changed our view of human nature


Dec 2nd: World-cruising sailors Annie Hill and Trevor Robertson, who live incredibly lightly on the planet by living almost entirely on the ocean


Portrait of Yvon ChouinardDec 9th: Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, a pioneer of environmentally-responsible business


Portrait of Marjan MinnesmaDec 16th: Marjan Minnesma of the Urgenda Foundation, whose lawsuit forced the Dutch government to meet its own climate goals


Dec 23rd: Edmund Metatawabin, an elder who grew up in the traditional life of the James Bay Cree, and strives to preserve its knowledge and values

To join us, go to at 9:00 PM Atlantic (8:00 Eastern) and look for a button that invites you to join in. Just click on that button.